VNSA Used Book Sale Schedule

Saturday, February 8, 2020   8:00 a.m. -- 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 9, 2020   8:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

Because VNSA wants everyone to have an equal opportunity to purchase books at the sale, we do NOT provide a Preview Sale to the public.  There is no admission fee (although the State Fairgrounds charges a parking fee), and entry to the sale is "first come, first served."


Arizona State Fairgrounds, Ag Center Building
1826 West McDowell
Phoenix, AZ 85007
State Fair website


Admission to the VNSA Book Sale is free. Please be aware that the Arizona State Fairgrounds charges a parking fee which supports the Fairgrounds. VNSA does not receive any money from parking fees.


VNSA sells hundreds of books, media, and other related items at prices significantly reduced from retail prices.  Except for books in the Sets Area, books are marked with a price sticker on the spine, upper right cover and/or inside the front cover.  All unmarked standard size paperbacks are $2.00.

All items are half-price all day Sunday (except for the books in Rare & Unusual).

Payment Options

AZ Check (local checks only. Sorry, no OUT OF STATE checks accepted)
Debit cards
Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express


For the 2020 Book Sale, at this time, we do not expect there to be a shipping vendor available on-site.

Tax Deduction

Books and related items donated to VNSA to be sold at the VNSA Used Book Sale are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Internal Revenue Code places the responsibility for estimating the value of the items donated on the donor, rather than the organization receiving the donation. VNSA does not provide any goods or services in consideration, in whole or in part, for any items donated. VNSA is tax-exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). For more information, contact info@vnsabooksale.org. If you would like a receipt for a recent donation, email VNSAreceipt@cox.net.


Shopping carts
Holding areas
Designated drive-up loading zones
Information table
Handout with map, category descriptions, and other information
Large purchasers' sorting area and separate check-out
Handicapped entrance


For information on parking fees charged by the Fairgrounds, or other information on the Fairgrounds, consult with the Arizona State Fair and Exposition at www.azstatefair.com or call 602-252-6771.

Hotels, Dining and the Arizona Office of Tourism

For information on hotels and dining options please consult the Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau website or call 1-877-225-5749. For information on other areas of interest while visiting Arizona consult the Arizona Office of Tourism's website.

What we ask of shoppers

All shoppers must walk, not run, when entering the sale and while moving around the building, keeping safety in mind.

Unattended boxes or carts will be resorted and restocked.

Cart contents can be processed at the secure Large Purchase area while shoppers continue to shop. All items left in Large Purchase must be paid for and removed by the closing time of that day.

Electronic scanners may be used at book tables only; books may not be scooped up and removed from tables for scanning.

Patrons must pay for purchases in the Rare and Unusual, Sets, and Text Categories in the respective area before re-entering the main part of the building.

VNSA does not carry books forward to the next year's sale, except for specific, rare and unusual books. Books remaining after each sale are then sold to a bulk purchaser.

Read the Book Sale policies and procedures concerning early entrance and more.